Artist Statement

My paintings are inspired by memories, dreams, subtle feelings difficult to describe with words, my interior landscapes and inner worlds. I seek to give color to the ineffable, to describe that which is formless, to dive into the obscure and uncharted, in search of the one realm with which all things are connected.

Pictorial elements translate as incongruous shapes that sometimes come forward, sometimes recede into the distance, recalling distant cities, the softness of a hazy landscape, or bodies of water lost under early morning mist. These images play with the viewer’s memory or subconscious.

I practice painting as a kind of meditation in action. I let the process of mark making take me on a journey into the unknown. The marks teach me patience, teach me self-forgiveness, they are a constant reminder of how to abdicate control. As artists, perhaps as humans, we are plagued by fear of making mistakes. I let the painting process stand as proof that it is exactly these ‘mistakes,’ that when layered and allowed to remain, allowed to exist, create unexpected beauty and resolution itself.